REMOTE CASITA AMONG ANASAZI RUINS; DOGS WELCOME 7TH NIGHT *FREE*

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REMOTE CASITA AMONG ANASAZI RUINS; DOGS WELCOME 7TH NIGHT *FREE*

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom, Not Specified Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section below) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.

Remote Casita resides deep within the heart of the Chama Wilderness (the only privately-owned property in the area). Remote Casita, located on the site of an early 1900s homestead, is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Anasazi Ruin Family Camp (exclusively designed for children and dogs) three miles away, and Ranch Casita four miles away. Remote Casita offers a more primitive wilderness experience than Ranch Casita; continuing up the canyon from Remote Casita you will find unparalleled solitude (see pictures).

Our 8 mile road is NOT COMPACT car friendly. Please do not bring a compact car.

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.

o) Fresh water from a roof cachement system, dish soap and paper towels are provided.

o) We provide fresh drinking water: two 5-gallon containers and one 6-gallon.

o) A Queen Size bed with linens.

o) A picturesque kitchen and dining area.

o) A three-burner propane stove.

o) A propane barbecue grill.

o) A large outside deck.

o) An outhouse, with toilet paper.

o) French coffee press.

o) When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our garden.

o) An outdoor wood-burning stove with firewood.

o) 20 miles of peace, quiet, and privacy.

o) Dogs are welcomed at Remote Casita.

o) A 4-gallon solar shower bag, liquid bath soap provided.

o) No electricity.

o) A full-size refrigerator - freezer that makes ice.

o) Solar-powered flashlight.

o) Kerosene lamp.

o) Technology-free vacation.

o) Perfect for writers, photographers, artists, and people who want to 'get away from the world for awhile.'

o) Ideal for hiking enthusiasts.

Due to the 14 crossings of Rio Gallina required to get to Remote Casita, we take all visitors regardless of what type of vehicle they have, and their provisions in our truck. We will return you to the main ranch and your vehicle at the end of your stay.

Remote Casita is one large room, with a queen-size bed (linens provided), dining table, dining chairs, lounge chairs, small propane heater, and wood-burning stove (firewood provided). The full kitchen includes a medium size refrigerator - freezer, three-burner propane stove, cold water, and dining and cooking utensils.

There are tables and chairs outside on the deck; the deck is protected by a roof. A solar-heated shower bag is provided, as are bath towels and liquid soap. Remote Casita has an outdoor propane barbecue on the deck. We provide the propane, and also assorted BBQ tools such as a barbecue fork and wire brush. We provide toilet paper.

A hike through the canyon will reward the visitor with spectacular views of Northern New Mexico geology, wild flowers and wildlife. Cerulean skies and wooly white clouds are the norm most days of the year. We are at 6,515 feet elevation, and the sunlight can be intense: sunscreen and a hat is highly recommended for hikers, as are sturdy hiking boots and river-crossing shoes. Usually the days are warm and the nights are cool.

Rio Gallina is a seasonal river: there are no fish in the river.

Other details:

o) Directions on how to get here are available on our main website (links below).

o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves and horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.

o) The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and various seasonings. Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.

o) Our rental Casitas are the only rentals within 20 miles of the Chama Wilderness. From Highway 84 you turn on to FS Road 151. Eight miles down the road is the bridge you will open and cross. Our ranch is another 8 miles from the bridge. If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearance we will meet you at the bridge and bring you in our truck to your Casita. (Example: Scion, Mini Cooper, Prius)

o) Please leave all gates as you find them.

o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.

o) If you plan on swimming in the pond or the Rio Chama, please bring a bathing suit. We will provide beach towels. You might also wish to bring water shoes.

o) We do not have cellular telephone access at our ranch. We have WiFi internet at the main ranch area, but not at Remote Casita. If you wish to check your email (with your your non-cellular mobile internet device), or go for a swim, you are welcome to bring a swim suit, picnic lunch, and dog if you have one and spend the day relaxing at the pond. We will supply iced tea and towels for your use. The walk to the swim pond from Remote Casita is about an hour and a half away (4 miles); you might wish to bring water shoes, as the road to the pond crosses the Rio Gallina drainage 14 times one-way. It is possible for Rio Gallina to flash flood: do not attempt to cross in times of flooding.

o) The ranch is a great place for amateur astronomers and stargazers: from our main website you may download a star map for the northern hemisphere to bring with you to the ranch.

o) For off-road hiking, long pants, hiking boots, river-crossing shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.

o) You may wish to bring slippers to wear inside Remote Casita, as the floor is tiled.

o) A topographic map of the canyon may be downloaded from our main website.

o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our 'More Images' page found on our main website (links below).

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Gallina Canyon is one of those "thin places" where all your false selves get stripped away and you recover what is truly authentic in yourself. The canyon offers:



magic (the song of elk bellowing their way up the stream at sunset and dropping an antler at river's bend);



wonder (a little arroyo opens into a large, cavernous space with purple walls and quartz growing out of the center);



mystery (a vortex of energy near some ancient kivas, unseen in spite of many searchings);



joy (ravens circling each other high overhead in a ritual of airborne mating);



surprise (a dandelion appears overnight after snow in the center of a cow pie);



danger (a violent thunderstorm explodes the middle of the night with lightening);



security (a fire in the woodstove cackles "All is well!" in spite of the wind buffeting the cabin), and;



the gift of time (the presence of the ancients who lived there centuries ago melds into pure leisure, reminding me that there is no more important work right now than being still and watching the light change over the sage bushes).



During my three week silence there, my old dog came into his second puppyhood, and I also became new. There we had everything we needed, and nothing was wasted. To those considering a sojourn there: Beware! You will be drawn into deep adventure!
Oct 2009
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Elizabeth

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Andrew, Elizabeth, and David will be your hosts at Gallina Canyon Ranch. We purchased the ranch in 1977.

Elizabeth purchased this cabin in 1977

The geology of Gallina Canyon is similar to Bryce National Park and Sedona AZ.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
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Abiquiu New Mexico
New Zealand
5

An unforgettable adventure

  • 5 of 5
We spent just three days of a month-long stay in the South-West here. And yet, of all the amazing places we visited, our stay at The Remote Casita made the biggest impression on us – and the one we keep returning to in our minds. Having miles of canyon entirely to ourselves was a little unnerving at first. But we soon came to appreciate what a rare opportunity we’d stumbled upon. Living completely (yet comfortably) off the grid gave us a rare opportunity to slow down, relax and truly connect with our surroundings, without the myriad distractions of modern life. Being truly still for the first time in a long time meant we were soon rewarded with close-up encounters with hummingbirds, chipmunks and fly-bys from flocks of brightly colored birds. Taking evening strolls in the canyon, we witnessed elk galloping past in the dry riverbed – and found fresh paw prints of the local black bear population. These may be relatively common experiences for South-Westeners, but for a couple of wide-eyed Kiwis from New Zealand, this was an unforgettable adventure. So thank you, Elizabeth and Andrew. We’re definitely coming back!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
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Abiquiu New Mexico
Massachusetts
5

Another Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5
My buddy and I spent 4 magical nights at the Remote Casita. It was my 4th stay, his first. It won't be his last. He is now as enchanted by Gallina Canyon as I am: the stillness; the quiet; the colors; the rock formations; the elk; the Anasazi ruins waiting to be found and explored. I count the days until my next visit.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Abiquiu New Mexico
Houston
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was perfect. Every detail was attended to. The ride to the casita is an adventure in itself. Our dogs loved the dog door and treats that Elizabeth left for them. There are interesting places to walk to and it is interesting to just wander. The constellations at night are outrageous...shooting stars aplenty. Watched a gray fly catcher build a nest in the rafters. There are interesting books in a cupboard and Audubon guides on a shelf. The cabin is set in a field of sage. It was a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Austin
5

Wonderful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5
Elizabeth,

Thank you. We had the most wonderful - peaceful time. Loved the comfy bed and the sleeping bag was an artful touch to use outside when you're star gazing. Should I thank you for the shooting stars, too? This is certainly luxurious wilderness living - dogs loved the dog door and the treats - found everything I needed for cooking - the eggs were great and so was the wine. Got 3 of your books for 3 very "foodie" friends - and got Carolyn Meltzer's book for myself. I'm not a poetry person except for Nikki Giovanni, Edna St. Vincent Millay, but her poems either made me look a little more carefully at these surroundings or were actually my sentiments. The walks David suggested were fun and his land marks spot on. Showers in the afternoon when we got back were fabulous. I left a book for your collection - "1215" - a first - in our house. Bob took over the dish washing chores - hope it holds over in Houston. The "throne room" was a surprise - I was expecting something more rustic. Bob loved his birthday present [staying here] - it was just perfect. Even used the clothesline.

The only thing I would have liked to have had is an outdoor thermometer on the porch.

Watched the gray fly catcher build its nest in the porch rafters - really entertaining, and saw a Western Bluebird (a first for me) - so thanks for the Audubon book and the quad map - both got used. Bob read one of your library books.

Nancy
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
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Abiquiu New Mexico
Austin
5

if you like remote, this is perfect

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the remote casita in august- with our two dogs. It was the best place I've ever stayed in my life. It is 4 miles from the remote Gallina ranch. You usually get there by the owners' pickup, but it had rained heavily and we had to go in by horse. No electricity, no cell phone reception. You don't see anyone until they come back to collect you. It is a one-room cabin, with a queen-sized bed and a twin daybed on the porch. (We had our 12-year-old daughter with us. This really is a 2-person place, and we discussed this with the owners. We were willing to use the daybed--it is chilly at night, but the stars are amazing.) There is a gas stovetop inside and a gas grill outside, gas fridge, kerosene lamp, solar bag shower, outhouse. (The other review here for the ranch casita is less rustic, I think, and at the ranch. I didn't see it, but I'm sure it is nice. There is also a popup trailer site.) The little casita is so lovely. The road to the ranch is rough--they can pick you up at the river if you want (it was tricky after rain in a Prius, but we made it). It is in a beautiful canyon, with amazing views and hikes all around. We swam in the river and climbed into little caves. Andrew, Elizabeth and David were wonderful hosts. Beautiful. Remote. Simple. Really, if you like remote, this is perfect.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

The stillness, vibrancy, moods, vastness and beauty are stunning.

  • 5 of 5
During the days between my yearly visits to Jacal, I find my body and heart return there easily as I imagine and remember this very special place. It's stillness, vibrancy, moods, vastness and beauty are stunning. While I am there, I find I pinch myself and ask "Am I really here??!" What a thrill and a gift when the answer is 'yes'! I go to Jacal for retreat and each time, the 'treat' truly happens in a sustained and often surprising way. What also happens is kindness. Elizabeth, Andrew and David, their animals, their gardens and the land ooze kindness, humor and support for which I am so grateful. I'm so looking forward to many more Jacal journeys, from my frequent imaginings of it to those sage-filled, canyon-walled, river-singing days of deep nourishment!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Anasazi Ruin Wilderness Family Camp
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Gallina Canyon Ranch
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Nearest Airport
138 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 84/285

There is a cattle trail that climbs 1,500 feet up to 8,000 foot Golondrino Mesa; this all-day hike is the trail that we use to move our cattle herd to their summer home up to the mesa. This hike is recommended for experienced hikers. There is a laminated topographic map of the canyon at this Casita.

Rio Gallina is spring-fed and offers many bank-side locations for picnicking. The river is seasonal, with dry spots and wet spots throughout the canyon.

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Notes Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%. If you paid using Paypal and then cancel, we will pay the Paypal transaction fee.

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Amenities

Amenities

Abiquiu Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen-size brass bed.
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
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